Chard, Kale and Black eyed peas Thoran

Kale and black eyed pea thoran

Ingredients (Serves 6)

1. Swiss chard – 1/2 bunch

     Kale – 1/2 bunch

2. Black eyed peas – 1 cup, cooked

3. Oil – 1 tbsp

4. Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp

    Dried red chilies – 1 – 2, broken

    Kerala rose matta rice / kuthari – 1 tsp

5. Grated coconut – 3/4 – 1 cup

6. Turmeric powder – 3/4 tsp

    Green chilies – 3

    Garlic cloves – 2 – 3 small cloves

    Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

7. Salt – To taste


1. In a mortar and pestle, crush green chilies, garlic cloves and cumin seeds. Add it to the grated coconut and combine well.

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies and raw rice. When raw rice turns golden brown, add the chopped kale and chard. Mix well and bring down the heat. Make a well in the center of the pan and add the crushed coconut mixture. Cover the coconut mixture with the kale and chard. Cook for about 3 minutes at low heat.Open the lid, add cooked black eyed peas and mix well. Again cook for 3 – 4 minutes until the leaves are cooked and thoran is dry. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Kale and black eyed pea thoran

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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